Rho Ophiuchi-Antares Region Wide Field: To cover an even wider field of view than in the Rho Ophiuchi-Antares region mosaic I put together some time ago, this image was taken with a 135 mm photo lens. The vista which emerges then is spectacular as now the wonderful dark nebulae in their full extent can be observed.
This is for my taste and also for aesthetic standards I think the most picturesque part of the sky!



Object Rho Ophiuchi-Antares Region Wide Field
Category Nebulae
Designation Rho Ophiuchi-Antares
Constellation Ophiuchi, Scorpius
Optics Asahi Takumar 135 mm f/3.5 @ f/4.5
Mount Astro-Physics 900 GTO
Camera QHY8/ALccd 6c
Exposure 12x 10min IDAS LPS filter, Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration No
Guiding Meade DSI Pro II and LX 200 f/5 as Guide Scope, Guiding Software: Maxim DL
Processing ImagesPlus, Photoshop
Location-Date Somerset West, South Africa - 9 Mar 2008
 
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